Meryl Streep
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"Meryl Streep" is an American actress and producer. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play/Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/List of one-act plays by Tennessee Williams#27 Wagons Full of Cotton/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia (1977 film)/Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust (TV miniseries)/Holocaust, and received the first of her 19 Academy Award nominations for The Deer Hunter. She has more Academy Award nominations than any actor or actress in history, winning Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress/Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Academy Award for Best Actress/Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (film)/Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (film)/The Iron Lady (2011).

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It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.

Instant gratification is not soon enough.

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.

I like who I am now. Other people may not. I'm comfortable. I feel freer now. I don't want growing older to matter to me.

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.

I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.

You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing.

The work will stand, no matter what.